The Congressional and Business Leadership Awards are presented annually to two members of Congress and a leader from the business and government affairs community for their contributions to our nation and its young people.
Each year, the award recipients are honored during The Fund for American Studies Scholarship Dinner. This annual event raises scholarship funds for outstanding college students to attend the Institute on Business and Government Affairs (IBGA), an academic internship program in Washington, D.C. sponsored by TFAS.
IBGA gave me an entirely new perspective on the business world and taught me the importance of staying informed about the ever-changing laws and regulations that affect my daily life.” – Mary Major (IBGA 18), Intern with Stateside Associates
Since its inception in 1990, this dinner has raised more than $5 million in scholarships for over 750 students to attend the program. IBGA has become the premier training program for future leaders in business, government and politics. Through academic study, internships and panel discussions with leaders in the profession, students gain an appreciation for the essential interplay between business and government and its effect on our nation’s future.
The evening is a highlight of the summer for students, as it gives them the opportunity to meet senators, congressmen and leaders from the corporate community.
Visit www.TFAS.org/ScholarDinner to learn about the 29th Annual TFAS Scholarship Awards Dinner, our 2018 honorees and dinner sponsors. If you’d like to support the IBGA program and provide scholarship support for deserving students, please visit www.TFAS.org/support.